Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MCGAHN MUST COMPLY WITH HOUSE SUBPOENA A federal judge rejects the Trump administration’s argument that the former White House counsel and other presidential aides have “absolute immunity” from testifying to Congress. 2. TRUMP’S ACTIONS RAISE CONCERN ABOUT ROLE IN MILITARY JUSTICE Defense Secretary Mark Esper declares that the president ordered him to stop a […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS KICK OFF CRITICAL IMPEACHMENT WEEK Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams both say they had concerns as they heard President Trump speak with the newly elected Ukraine president on July 25 about political investigations into Joe Biden. 2. TALIBAN SAYS HOSTAGES FREED IN EXCHANGE American Kevin King and Australian Timothy […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. AMERICANS HEAD TO POLLS ON ELECTION DAY Races in Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi and New Jersey will be closely watched to gauge the national mood ahead of 2020 amid impeachment proceedings and a crowded Democratic presidential primary. 2. SENATE MORE PARTISAN THAN IN 1999 House-approved articles of impeachment against Trump would be put to trial […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘I WAS CONCERNED BY THE CALL’ Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, says he raised concerns twice over the Trump administration’s effort to have Ukraine investigate Democrats. 2. WHERE PENTAGON IS SHIFTING ITS FOCUS The Defense Department is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the Islamic State […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TURKEY, KURDS BATTLE FOR KEY SYRIAN BORDER TOWN Turkey defies growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town. 2. TRUMP TARGETS TURKEY’S ECONOMY The president announces sanctions aimed at restraining […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP DEFENDS DECISION TO ABANDON KURDISH ALLIES IN SYRIA The president casts his decision as fulfilling a campaign promise, but critics say he is sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility. Turkey, meanwhile, says it won’t bow to Trump’s threats on its military intentions. 2. TRUMP ENVOY TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY A […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CIRCLE WIDENS IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE Democrats subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family. 2. CHINA PARADES LATEST MISSILES IN CHALLENGE TO US, OTHERS China celebrates its Communist Party’s 70th anniversary by displaying a hypersonic ballistic nuclear […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. JOHNSON’S SUSPENSION OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT DEEMED ILLEGAL Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that the prime minister’s government shut Parliament to squelch debate on its Brexit policy. 2. TRUMP ORDERED AID FREEZE; MORE DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S TALIBAN DECISION PUSHES COUNTRY TOWARD VOTE The U.S. president’s decision to halt talks with the insurgent group pushes Afghanistan toward a fragile — and possibly violent — presidential ballot in less than three weeks. 2. HURRICANE SURVIVORS STRUGGLE TO START NEW LIFE IN BAHAMAS Thousands descend on the capital, Nassau, facing the need […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HURRICANE STILL DEVASTATING BAHAMAS Dorian came to a catastrophic daylong halt over the islands, killing at least five people with 21 injured airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard. People in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were ordered to evacuate before the storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard. 2. TRAGIC SCUBA DIVING HOLIDAY At least […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WITH EYES ON 2020, WHITE HOUSE INSISTS ECONOMY IS STRONG Despite record low unemployment and a growing economy, that growth is slowing and stock markets have swung wildly in recent weeks on fears of recession. 2. EMBATTLED HUAWEI CONFIDENT IN OWN TECHNOLOGY Founder Ren Zhengfei tells AP he doesn’t want relief from U.S. sanctions […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HONG KONG AIRPORT CANCELS FLIGHTS A 2ND DAY Protesters demanding an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse take over terminals, forcing one of the world’s busiest transport hubs to shut down. 2. WOMEN ACCUSE PLACIDO DOMINGO OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT Numerous women tell the AP that the opera superstar tried to pressure them into sexual […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORIS JOHNSON TO BECOME BRITAIN’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER The Brexit hardliner replaces Theresa May and is tasked with fulfilling his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union “come what may.” 2. HOW CONGRESS VIEWS BUDGET DEAL Republicans point to the $1.37 trillion agreement’s call for large increases in military spending while […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced as racist, condemning what they call “xenophobic bigoted remarks” and renewing calls for impeachment proceedings. 2. HOW AMERICANS VIEW RACE RELATIONS They consider it to be generally bad in the United States — and say Trump has […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DIFFERING VIEWS ON APPLYING JUSTICE Two of the largest U.S. attorneys’ offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage girls. 2. WHERE A LEADER’S PLEDGE FAILS TO IMPRESS Hong Kong protesters opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORDER PATROL CHIEF CONDEMNS AGENTS’ OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POSTS Carla Provost says sexist posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of drowned migrants are “completely inappropriate.” 2. BEIJING ENDS SILENCE ON HONG KONG PROTESTS China’s government expresses strong backing for the chief executive’s administration, condemning the occupation and […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in squalid conditions. 2. WHAT IRAN CALLS NEW US SANCTIONS President Rouhani describes the sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehran are edging closer to a possible confrontation as Tehran says it’s breaking compliance with a nuclear accord and the Trump administration orders more troops to the Middle East. 2. WHO THREATENS TO DEPORT MILLIONS President Donald Trump has tweeted that the United States will remove […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT A HOUSE RESOLUTION WOULD DO A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue the Trump administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. 2. BISHOPS MEETING ON SEX ABUSE CLOUDED BY STATE INVESTIGATIONS Lawyers are sifting through millions of records seized from […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP TALKS BUSINESS, FACES MASS PROTEST The president tells outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May that she should “stick around” so that the U.S. and Britain can do a trade deal while thousands are expected on London streets to protest his visit and policies. 2. WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF BLACK TROOPS ON D-DAY […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained by the AP show no major visible damage to the four oil tankers anchored off the United Arab Emirates that were damaged by what Gulf officials described as “sabotage.” 2. US TARGETS MORE CHINESE GOODS FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES Washington issues a $300 billion target list […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. VENEZUELA’S GUAIDO LEADS MILITARY UPRISING Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido takes to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of soldiers in a military uprising; the government says it is confronting a small “coup attempt” led by military “traitors.” 2. TRUMP SUES BANKS The president and his family file suit […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks. 2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FIRE OUT BUT MUCH WORK AHEAD FOR DAMAGED NOTRE DAME Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building. 2. REDACTED SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT COMING THIS WEEK Trump is stepping up his attacks in […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S VICTORY LAP MAY BE PREMATURE The scramble to frame the Russia investigation’s findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller’s report is expected to be released in redacted form. 2. 12 DAYS OF TURMOIL SHOOK HOMELAND SECURITY Trump’s anger over the situation on the U.S.-Mexico […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN MEASURE 1ST QUARTER OF YEAR For Democratic presidential candidates, it is 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions — and that’s 10 months out from the Iowa caucus. 2. LAPD IDENTIFIES SUSPECT IN NIPSEY HUSSLE SLAYING Police are searching for 29-year-old Eric Holder, who they believe shot […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP’S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president’s first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand. 2. HOUSE COMMITTEES PRESS FOR MUELLER REPORT Trump says the release of Russia investigation findings “wouldn’t bother me […]

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